Ruud Van empel
Ruud van Empel (1958) is a versatile artist. He has already enjoyed a broad artistic career as a decor and theatre designer, graphic designer, and film-maker. He has worked on various television productions as an art director, and in 1993 received the Charlotte Köhler Award for his television work and other associated activities. In the early nineties he began to present his artistic work to the general public, creating collages of plants, animals, flowers and trees, mounted in large forest landscapes that he had previously photographed in black-and-white. This black-and-white collage was then photographed once more to create an even whole. When the possibilities of Adobe Photoshop (=processing photos with the aid of a software package) became available, he could adapt his collages further. From the mid-nineties onward, he devoted all his endeavour to art photography, developing his images in thematic series. In this way, several series have been generated since 1995: The Office, Study in Green and, more recently, World, Moon & Venus.
Since 2002, he has been working a great deal with nature and, in doing so, he has definitively found his present-day characteristic visual language: photographic works with an unbelievable clarity of colour, rich in detail, with intriguing representation, and a fairytale ambience. Children often feature prominently in his images. Ruud van Empel combines forms on the computer and assembles pictures that deceive our perception. His work balances between reality and perfection. They are magical-realistic images, as it were, a cross between narrative painting and staged photography. The artwork that Ruud van Empel finally presents to the public seems harmonious and self-evident. The sophisticated viewer will suspect that intensive work has gone into the photo work presented, but the definitive image looks extremely refined. To gain a good insight into the photography of Ruud van Empel, it is useful to review the major external influences from painting and photography on his work.
Actualité Le Phnom Penh festival, plateforme culturelle par excellence Le Phnom Penh festival bat son plein ! Créé par Christian Caujolle, fondateur de l'agence VU, le festival est la plus importante manifestation urbaine dédiée à la photographie en Asie du Sud-Est.
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Organisé par l'Institut Français du Cambodge et la Photo Phnom Penh Association, le festival se déroule du 31 janvier au 28 février 2015. Une vingtaine d'artistes cambodgiens et internationaux s'exposent dans toute la ville. Dans les quartiers plus historiques, comme les murs des Ambassades de France et de l’Union Européenne, jusqu'aux lieux inédits tels que l’Ile de Koh Pich − l’Ile du Diamant, quartier symbolique des transformations de l’espace urbain de Phnom Penh.
... Livre Photo Art - Photography in the 21st century (Collectif) More adventurous in scope than other comparable compendiums, Photo Art is a vast critical survey of contemporary conceptual-oriented photography. It particularly addresses the work of artists emerging in Western and Eastern Europe--many of whom will be new to American audiences--and presents critical contexts for their work in accompanying essays. Gathering more than 120 image-makers from around the globe, this luscious compendium reads like an international art fair between covers, with the work of artists to watch now and in the future, from established figures to representatives of the newest generation. Among the artists featured here are Roy Arden, the Atlas Group, Seung Woo Back, Richard Billingham, Gerard Byrne, Claude Closky, Natalie Czech, Tacita Dean, Luc Delahaye, Ruud van Empel, J.H. Engstrom, Charles Freger,... Festival Rendez-vous photographique : « Portraits », à Vichy Chaque été, Vichy se met à l’heure de la photographie avec le festival « Portrait(s) » qui se déploie dans la ville. La quatrième édition de cette manifestation se tient cette année du 10 juin au 4 septembre. Le festival rend hommage à tous les types de portraits, qu’ils soient issus de la tradition documentaire, qu’ils relèvent de la fiction, de l’intime ou encore de dispositifs plus conceptuels. Le travail de neuf artistes est présenté en centre-ville et à l’extérieur, à ciel ouvert.
Dans l’espace des galeries du Centre Culturel Valery-Larbaud sont réunis Jean Depara, Nicolas Comment, Hellen van Meene, Nicola Lo Calzo, Maï Lucas, Ruud van Empel et Jean-Christia... Festival Paris Photo 2015 : La Flatland Gallery expose Flatland Gallery is proud to announce to be part of the 19th edition of Paris Photo 2015, which will be held at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. The gallery will present the work of Paolo Ventura, Erwin Olaf, Anoek Steketee, Jeroen Robert Kramer, Katharine Cooper and Ruud van Empel.
Italian artist Paolo Ventura is a storyteller. Each of his pictures holds its own little mystery, a concoction of atmosphere, character and detail that urges for closer examination. Ventura, like a true master illusionist, makes things disappear in front of our eyes. At Paris Photo we will show his latest work ‘The Infinite City,' which is inspired by his travels on New York City's above ground train lines as well as by Italo Calvino's writings. In this unique piece Ventura built and painted a group of... Exposition FotoArtFestival A group exhibition accompanying the FotoArtFestival. It is open for all photographers. The aim of the exhibition is to let all willing photographers to show their work at a wider, international forum. The organizers of the FotoArtFestival choose an author, who is invited with a solo exhibition to be shown in the Gallery of Photography B&B in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. This year, the choosen author is Ruud van Empel.
... Exposition Fotowerken - Ruud van Empel
Na een zeer succesvolle, wereldwijde tournee is het werk van de uit Breda afkomstige kunstenaar Ruud van Empel nu voor het eerst te zien in een expositie in Brabant. Het Noordbrabants Museum toont dertig prachtige fotowerken, met daarbij vier nieuwe uit 2013 en een immense muurvullende print met Van Empels voorstudies. Elf van de getoonde fotowerken waren nooit eerder in Nederland te zien.
Ruud van Empel (Breda, 1958) behoort tot de meest bijzondere kunstenaars van dit moment. Hij maakt opzienbarende digitale fotocollages middels een zelf ontwikkelde techniek. We zien mensen – vaak kinderen - en landschappen in een sfeer van onschuld en kwetsbaarheid. Ook schoonheid en identiteit zijn belangrijke thema’s in zijn werk.
De werken van Van Empel lijken foto’s, maar als je goed kijkt voel je dat e... Exposition M+B to host Elton John AIDS Foundation Exhibition April 24, 2009 – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today the publication of its first Photography Portfolio to benefit urgently needed grant-making initiatives supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate AIDS-related discrimination and stigma, and direct care services. “The Portfolio is a way for us to connect with the visual arts world, which has always been at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and it is proof that artists continue to care,” said Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The result of a very happy marriage between two of Sir Elton’s greatest passions, collecting photographic art and raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Portfolio includes some of the most outstanding international names: Nan Go... Exposition Tokyo photo 2009 Japan's first art fair dedicated to still photography TOKYO PHOTO 2009 endeavors to be the foremost art fair of photography in Japan. The venue is located in the heart of international business and culture in Tokyo. To be held from September 4 to 6, Tokyo Photo 2009 will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see and buy a wide range of photographic works from vintage prints to cutting-edge digitally enhanced images.
With the support of the US Embassy and in collaboration with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Tokyo Photo will mount a special exhibition entitled Photo America. Featuring over 50 historical works spanning the 19th century to the present, Photo America will present a panoramic overview of American photographic expression. Virtually all of the works will be displayed for the first time in Japan.
Lectures and seminars will... Exposition Ruud Van Empel - Solo Show Pour la première fois exposé à la galerie Magda Danysz, le photographe et artiste néerlandais Ruud-Van-Empel nous invite à entrer dans son monde et son travail d’une finesse exceptionnelle.
Les oeuvres de Ruud Van Empel sont plus que de simples photographies, elles sont l’entrée dans tout un monde onirique dans lequel les effluves d’un paradis perdu viennent se répandre. Pour arriver à ce résultat, Ruud Van Empel utilise de nombreux procédés variés dont l’informatique, le collage mais aussi la construction de décor, aboutissant à des images rappelant les mises en scènes de Pierre & Gilles. Ruud Van Empel est un artiste avec un riche passé : décorateur de théâtre,... Exposition Erwin Olaf Grief Solo exhibition in Paris Erwin Olaf
In his portrait photographs Amsterdam-based artist Erwin Olaf plays games with the idea of cold reality versus cruel artifice. His recent imagery is based on American aristocracy in the early 1960s. It blends journalistic details with staged emotions. In Grief, Olaf's latest series currently on show, solitary figures brood in tearful silence, capturing that precise moment when innocence, hope and joy were all lost. Nothing is as it seems and in Erwin's recreated world, nothing is real.
"Grief is a series about the choreography of emotion, and what you can create in the studio," says Erwin Olaf. "The more realistic that much art photography is becoming, the more I try to create an artificial version. Realism in photography can be just as artificial as realism in the world outside. So I wanted... Exposition Ruud van Empel "World" Frank van Schoor
Ruud van Empel (1958) is a versatile artist. He has already enjoyed a broad artistic career as a decor and theatre designer, graphic designer, and film-maker. He has worked on various television productions as an art director, and in 1993 received the Charlotte Köhler Award for his television work and other associated activities. In the early nineties he began to present his artistic work to the general public, creating collages of plants, animals, flowers and trees, mounted in large forest landscapes that he had previously photographed in black-and-white. This black-and-white collage was then photographed once more to create an even whole. When the possibilities of Adobe Photoshop (=processing photos with the aid of a software package) became available, he could adapt his collages further. From the ...